Volcano lake Ijen, Sukamade turtle beach and mount Bromo - 5 days / 4 nights

Processing sulfur in a small factory near Ijen Crater Lake - East Java, IndonesiaVisit Java's best know volcanoes. Mount Bromo and mount Ijen. Meet turtles at Sukamade beach in the Meru Betiri National Park. And, visit a coffee, rubber and cacao plantation.

Last updated: 31 May 2018

  Sulfur miners are waiting for their sulfur to be weighed - East Java, Indonesia
  Carrying sulfur from the crater Ijen down the hill - East Java, Indonesia
  Your transport to Sukamade turtle beach - East Java, Indonesia
  Turtles at Sukamade turtle beach in the National Park Meru Betiri - East Java, Indonesia
  Turtle eggs - Sukamade turtle beach - National Park Meru Betiri, East Java, Indonesia
  Home made brown sugar - East Java, Indonesia
  Rubber after being processed - Kalibaru, East Java, Indonesia
  The stairs to the crater rim of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  A view over the caldera of Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia
  Food stalls near Mt. Bromo - East Java, Indonesia

Day 1: Surabaya – Bondowoso

You will be picked up in Surabaya and drive to Bondowoso, The nearest city to Ijen area. This will take you around 6-7 hrs drive via Arak-Arak hills. You can have lunch (not included) on the way to Bondowoso.The driver will offer you some stops to see a nice scenery and flexible in time .

Day 2: Paltuding – Ijen crater lake – Adventure by 4x4 Trooper to Sukamade turtle beach conservation

At 02:00 you depart to Paltuding. Here your trekking to the crater lake starts. You will hike in about 1.5 hours to the top of Ijen. You also will meet the sulfur miners. They carry sulfur out of the crater up the rim and then wheel it down the slopes with a trolley. Take your time.
You will meet your driver at the car. a short explore the area and continue to Njajag village. Change cars to a 4wd. You will pass the extensive plantations of East Java and the mountain range of the Meru Betiri National Park.
Upon arrival in the National Park, you have time to explore the village where brown sugar is being hand made.
Sukamade turtle beach is a wild 3 km sand strip on the Indian Ocean where 5 species of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. You will be guided by a ranger to the beach at 19:30. Together you will wait for the turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. The turtles return to the sea around midnight.

Day 3: Releasing baby turtles – Kalibaru plantations

In the morning you have time to further explore the area. Releasing baby turtles into the sea when some eggs indeed have hatched is also part of your morning activities.
After breakfast you will continue to Kalibaru village. You will have a break in a small local restaurant. During tour in Sukamade Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided - Local dishes.

Day 4: Kalibaru plantation tour – Cemara Lawang – enjoy Bromo sunset

After breakfast you will visit factories to see the processing of coffee, rubber, and chocolate (this latter depends on the season).
Hereafter you will go back to your hotel and prepare to depart to Mt. Bromo. You will drive via Lumajang to Cemara Lawang village. On route you can have a break whenever you like to stretch your legs and to visit a traditional market.
You will arrive in Cemara Lawang around sunset. Enjoy this colorful happening while having a cup of hot coffee or tea.

Day 5: Bromo sunrise tour at mount Pananjakan – Sea of Sand – to the top of mount Bromo – drop Surabaya

It will be an early morning. At 03:00 the 4wd Jeep is waiting for you.
A 40 min drive will bring you to mount Pananjakan. Pananjakan is one of the highest viewpoints in the area. Sunrises and views over Bromo's lunarlike landscape differ every day depending on weather conditions.
Then cross the black volcanic ashen Sea of Sand. Your driver will park near Luhur Poten temple from where it is 45 min walk to the top of the active volcano Bromo.
When back at the Jeep, the driver will bring you to your hotel to have breakfast.
Have a shower, pack your bag, and check out. It is time for your transfer to Surabaya.


Time table

09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:30
04:00 - 05:00
05:00 - 06:30
09:00 - 13:00
13:30 - 17:30
14:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 08:00
09:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 16:00
03:00 - 03:40
06:00 - 06:30
09:00 - 09:30
11:30 - 14:30
Surabaya - Beach Pasir Putih
Pasir Putih - village Sempol
Explore / Free time
Sempol - Paltuding
Paltuding - Ijen Crater Lake
Paltuding - village Pesanggaran
Pesanggaran - beach - Sukamade
Pasir Putih - village Sempol
Looking for turtles with ranger
Releasing baby turtles
Sukamade - Pesanggaran
Pesanggaran - Kalibaru
Kalibaru plantation tour
Kalibaru - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Mt. Pananjakan
Mt. Pananjakan - Mt. Bromo
Mt. Bromo - Cemara Lawang
Cemara Lawang - Surabaya
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
On foot
AC Private Transport
Land Rover / Trooper
AC Private Transport
On foot
On foot
Land Rover / Trooper
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
AC Private Transport
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
Jeep 4x4
AC Private Transport

1. From Cemara Lawang village you have a beautiful view over the landscape with Mt. Bromo
2. In Sempol village you can explore for example a coffee factory, a sulfuric hot spring, and a waterfall
3. The hotel in Kalibaru has a swimming pool
4. Time is by estimation. If you prefer to spend more time at a certain place, everything is possible


Please, use the contact form below to get in contact with us. Either for a question or about a tour. You can also make reservations or book a tour.
If you are looking for quick service, you can also send a WhatsApp message to Mr. Agus: +62.85.334.044.000.

Price includes:            
♠ Private transport with air conditioning
♠ Fuel, parking and toll roads
♠ A little English speaking driver
♠ 4WD Jeep for the Bromo sunrise tour
♠ Land Rover / Trooper to Sukamade turtle beach
♠ Meals: 4x breakfast, 1x dinner
♠ Daily mineral water
♠ Accommodation: 4 nights in a hotel
♠ Daily fresh seasonal fruit
♠ Coffee break in Pananjakan
♠ Entrance fees to the National Parks Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, Ijen Plateau and Meru Betiri (Sukamade turtle beach)
♠ Entrance fees to all other object as stated in the program 
♠ Ranger in Sukamade

  Price excludes:
♠ Travel insurance
♠ Personal expenses
♠ All lunches and dinners
♠ Horse riding at Mt. Bromo